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June 19, 2011 | By Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele
Washington is obsessed with the budget deficit. It's all that lawmakers can talk about. The hysteria is such that they can't even agree on raising the ceiling on the national debt. As for how much to cut out of the budget, some would settle on reduced spending in the billions. Others want much more. As one headline summed it up: "[House Speaker John] Boehner demands 'trillions' in spending cuts in exchange for lifting debt ceiling. " There's only one problem: Congress is wrought up over the wrong deficit.
NEWS
February 12, 2008
By Dominic Pileggi There is a lot of good happening in my hometown of Chester, the oldest city in Pennsylvania. But as Chester continues to recover from the dramatic loss of industrial and manufacturing jobs, and the loss of half its population - about 38,000 people - between 1950 and 2000, government must work with companies to plant the seeds of long-lasting revitalization in the city as it has with other older waterfront communities in Delaware County....
BUSINESS
August 11, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
MGM Resorts International will hold a jobs fair Wednesday and Thursday at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City to help fill hundreds of jobs at MGM National Harbor, a $1.3 billion casino under construction in Prince George's County, Md, near Washington. MGM, which last week bought out its Borgata partner Boyd Gaming Corp. for $900 million, is seeking table games dealers, slots technicians, cocktail servers and bartenders for MGM National Harbor, the company said. The jobs fair for MGM National Harbor, which is expected to open in the fourth quarter, comes on the heels of the announcement last week that Trump Taj Mahal casino will close Oct. 10, putting nearly 3,000 out of work.
NEWS
April 7, 2006
PRESIDENT Bush must be going crazy trying to understand the American public. First George W. ships a lot of good jobs overseas during his administration, and the people complain that we are losing good jobs here. Then he tries to bring in and legitimize the illegal aliens already here in order to do jobs that are still here and have those jobs stay here. The people complain about that, too. What do Americans want? Mayer Krain Philadelphia
NEWS
February 4, 2010 | FATIMAH ALI
THE president finally understands that creating jobs trumps everything else on his plate, and I expect him to make some fast progress fixing the broken economy. There are far too many people underwater economically, with only a few gasps of air left. From the outset of his administration, it was obvious that getting the economy on track and putting Americans back to work should have topped President Obama's agenda. I'm still scratching my head over why he thought people without jobs would be more concerned about health insurance than working, when they're just trying to keep a roof over their heads and buy groceries.
NEWS
January 30, 2008
AGAIN, the anti-casino folks think they're winning the battle to delay the SugarHouse Casino. Residents who want this development have not only lived in Philadelphia all of their lives but many have lived in Fishtown all of their lives. We don't come from Boston or Ohio. We don't need another park or condo! We need something that will generate money and give us jobs! Donna Tomlinson, Board Member Fishtown Action
NEWS
January 13, 2012 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
GREER, S.C. - Facing efforts by his Republican rivals to paint him as a heartless corporate raider who preyed on struggling companies while working in private equity, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stepped up his defense of his tenure at Bain Capital on Thursday, arguing that his goal had been to make businesses successful over the long term. Supporters of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have promised a "strong and sustained" campaign in the Palmetto State attacking Romney's career at Bain.
NEWS
June 14, 2006 | By Peter A. Gold
Besides providing higher education in its classrooms, Rutgers University is an active partner for economic growth in New Jersey and the region. One example of that is the Rutgers-Camden Technology Campus Inc., a mixed-use business incubator that is generating the jobs, new business and innovations needed to create a diverse economic base. Currently home to 50 businesses (35 on-site and 15 virtual tenants), the incubator has netted exceptional economic development results during the last three years.
NEWS
June 20, 2003
Tell us a story that sums up your most memorable summer job experience, whether good, bad or somewhere in between. What did you learn about yourself or the working life in general? Send essays of 200 to 300 words to Voices/Jobs, The Inquirer, 800 River Rd., Conshohocken, Pa. 19428. Send e-mail to pavoices@phillynews.com or faxes to 610-313-8243. Questions? Call Kevin Ferris, Pennsylvania Voices editor, at 610-313-8202.
NEWS
July 17, 2015
J OSEPH DOUGHERTY, the 73-year-old former labor leader awaiting sentencing next week on a federal racketeering conviction, just found out the hard way that not even Shakespeare can soften the blow of a judge's gavel. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson yesterday rejected Dougherty's Hail Mary motion for an acquittal or a new trial. Baylson began the ruling thusly: "Who finds the heifer dead and bleeding fresh, And sees fast by a butcher with an axe, But will suspect 'twas he that made the slaughter?"
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BUSINESS
August 18, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
Clothing supplier Alphabroder is moving distribution work to central Pennsylvania, a move that will cost 143 jobs at the firm's Broder Bros. warehouse at 2951 Grant Ave. in Northeast Philadelphia by Oct. 10. The Trevose firm, which supplies name-brand T-shirts and fleeces to local printers who customize it for corporate employers and promotions, is concentrating work in a Harrisburg warehouse and other large U.S. regional centers, according to...
BUSINESS
August 16, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Latest in an occasional series about recruiters The employees that advertising agencies want most don't exist. Employers want digital strategists with 10 to 12 years' experience, "but they aren't going to find anyone, because the field hasn't been around that long," said advertising recruiter Ginger Kochmer. "There's a shortage of good talent," said Kochmer, who leads the Creative Group in Philadelphia, a specialty recruiting agency within Robert Half International, the worldwide human resource consulting firm.
NEWS
August 12, 2016
DEAR ABBY: About six months ago, I started a new job I really enjoy. A handyman who does odd jobs around the building was working on the floor in my area. He was chatty, and I made polite conversation, but now things have escalated. He has started contacting me on social media, to the point where I had to block him. He tries to talk to me daily, and I am feeling very uncomfortable. He's twice my age, and I have no interest in him, romantically or otherwise. It has reached the point where I have a great deal of anxiety about going to work.
NEWS
August 12, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
The state director of the National Federation of Independent Business said Wednesday that mandated paid leave in Pennsylvania would cost nearly 8,000 jobs in its first year. "There's been a push in Washington and Harrisburg to force employers to give workers several days of paid leave each year, but this report reflects the cold, hard truth: Mandatory paid leave is too expensive and would cost Pennsylvania too many jobs," Kevin Shivers said in statement. NFIB issued its statement in response to news earlier this week that the state's Department of Labor and Industry had received a $250,000 federal grant to study family leave models and programs.
SPORTS
August 12, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
With one week of training camp in the books, Penn State coach James Franklin said Wednesday that the two quarterbacks who are up for the starting job are involved in a "heated battle" but that neither one has pulled away. "It's hard to say, to be honest with you," Franklin told reporters after practice Wednesday when asked whether he was closer to deciding on a starter. "It all depends on the practice. I don't think we're closer to making a decision than we were before. " The candidates are redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley, who saw his only playing time in last January's TaxSlayer Bowl after Christian Hackenberg suffered an injury, and redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens, who has yet to see any action in a college football game.
NEWS
August 11, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Cerner Corp., a health-care information technology company, will add 250 jobs in Malvern over the next three years with the help of a $1.25 million Pennsylvania First grant, Gov. Wolf said Monday. As part of the deal, Cerner, based in Kansas City, Mo., will invest $75 million in the site and retain its 2,000 current employees. When Cerner bought the former Siemens Health Services in Feb. 2015 for $1.3 billion, Siemens Health had 2,800 employees in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware attributed to Malvern.
BUSINESS
August 11, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
MGM Resorts International will hold a jobs fair Wednesday and Thursday at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City to help fill hundreds of jobs at MGM National Harbor, a $1.3 billion casino under construction in Prince George's County, Md, near Washington. MGM, which last week bought out its Borgata partner Boyd Gaming Corp. for $900 million, is seeking table games dealers, slots technicians, cocktail servers and bartenders for MGM National Harbor, the company said. The jobs fair for MGM National Harbor, which is expected to open in the fourth quarter, comes on the heels of the announcement last week that Trump Taj Mahal casino will close Oct. 10, putting nearly 3,000 out of work.
NEWS
August 10, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
Want to irritate members of Philadelphia City Council? Mention their current 12-week summer recess. They tend to quickly push back, claiming Council is a full-time job. But as the news swirling around Council Majority Leader Bobby Henon made clear Friday, some Council members still find time for a second job to supplement their six-figure city salaries. FBI and IRS agents on Friday raided Henon's City Hall and district offices as part of a larger sweep for documents from Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and union boss John Dougherty.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I was recently offered a job that pays substantially more than I make now. I'm overqualified but generally happy where I am. I wasn't looking; the offer fell in my lap. Though tempting in some ways - well, just financially, since we could really use the money right now - the thought of accepting the new job made me miserable. After much soul-searching and discussion with my husband, I turned it down. He is now livid, so seething angry that, months later, we still can't have a civil discussion about it. There are lots of under-the-breath comments and bitter, sarcastic remarks about my choosing my personal happiness over helping our family.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
While the Philadelphia area ranks high in the number of advanced industry jobs, it ranks below average in growth of those jobs over the last few years, according to a study released Thursday by the Brookings Institution, a Washington nonprofit policy organization. Brookings defines advanced industry as types of business in which more than 20 percent of employees have significant knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math and in which research and development spending is high on a per-worker basis.
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